Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Super Sweet Suprise!!

A very special something came in the mail from my buddy, Kelly of Pinkadot Blog.   A while back we had agreed on a little "trade".  Which I had totally forgotten about.

Here is the Sew Together Bag that she made especially for me.  I LOVE the outer ViewMaster Reels.  I have a big collection of them.  The pink and white type fabric is awesome too.  
A bird fob?  perfection!
 the interior is just as perfect!  I love all of her fabric choices.  Needle rest and what cute laundry lines.
Pretty lettered fabric (I love all fabrics with letters).
 Sweet little irons on polkadots.
 Adorable little colored clothespins (which I also have a collection of).
 The colored zippers are so cute and the inside pockets are lined with pink bird fabric....someone get the paddles I was having cuteness heart failure.
The ends are pink polkadots - get it??  Pinkadots???  TOO MUCH!!!
All packed up and ready to use!  wee~

Have you ever received a gift that was so perfect, you nearly wept?  That is how I felt yesterday.   Thank you Kelly.  Your workmanship is superior and the fabrics are just the best collection ever.

This trade is not over.....Kelly has upped the anti.

For a bonus she sent some Halloween leftover fabrics which I will use in a Hex quilt.
Here are my most recent 4" Stars In a Time Warp stars.
This Cracks me up.  I took this photo of Coco at the farm looking over the fields.  It reminded me of "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth.
coco's world

Funny Right?  

Here is my favorite summer thing to do.  Cut up all sorts of veggies, sprinkle with sea salt, pepper and olive oil.  Top with fresh herbs and roast at 400.
 I eat this as a side dish, with pasta and goat cheese or over a salad.  Delicious!!
 Thank you again Kelly for my Sew Together Bag.  You are the STB queen!  I'll treasure it.

p.s. Thank you all for your nice comments about the publication of my Hex Vex quilt.  I offer a workshop on it and I'm going to add some starter kits to my etsy shop if you want to start one of your own.

26 comments:

  1. You are so welcome! I can't wait to see what you put in it!

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    1. Oh Kelly - I forgot the loaded photo - thanks. It's already in use for applique xoxox

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  2. REally...great and greater....I could cry too at the beauty of these gifts...Wonderful post.

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  3. Your stars are lovely!! Love the Coco's word!1 Funny....And that Sew together Bag is gorgeous--..lucky you!! Hugs, Julierose ;-)))

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  4. My favorite Viewmaster Reel from when I was a child was of Niagara Falls? Do you have that one?

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  5. That is one awesome sewing bag! And even a more awesome quilting buddy! Enjoy them both.

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  6. Why am I not at all surprised that you have a collection of Viewmaster reels? It just seems right somehow! *LOL*
    That is the perfect gift. My goodness, such attention to detail--and so "you"!
    Halloween fabrics always make me think of Franken-storm.
    Coco's World cracked me up! Love it!
    Love those roasted veggies, too, but I serve them over Quinoa with feta cheese and call it a main dish. Don't tell my hubby it is just a side dish. : )

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  7. Kelly is the STB Queen and you are so lucky to receive one of her sew cute creations. It's really adorable and the view master fabric is just beyond cute. Love Coco's World. It's the perfect reenactment.

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  8. That is perfect! What a wonderful, thoughtful gift. I know you will enjoy it. And I'm glad to see Coco enjoyed her time at the farm too. :)

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  9. What a cute bag -- you lucky girl!!!

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  10. Leave it to my friend .kelly, to make you the perfect gift. She is one of the most thoughtful and generous people I know. I'm glad you put that bag to good use already.

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  11. What a present full of kindness ! The bag is so beautiful with the fabrics and real welldone ! Kelly is very talented !!
    I love your BB stars !! We are going to have a big and awesome quilt ......
    Have a nice day Barb, close to your sweet little bag ! :))))

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  12. Your little bag is just perfect! So many sweet details.:)

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  13. What a lovely gift. It's SO YOU!! Your stars look great and I love the photo of Coco :)

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  14. The gift bag is awesome! What cute fabrics and I love all the zippered sections.

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  15. What a super gift! She must really know you! Good job getting a pillar print to show up in a 4" star, I had trouble enough in a 6". Love the "Coco's World" analogy. Funny too because the Wyeth's always had labs!

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  16. That couldn't be a more perfect gift for you, with all those fun fabrics and stitches of friendship. Kelly is such a gem!! I should have known you would have a collection of viewmaster reels, they fascinated me when I was little. What a great comparrison between the photo of Coco and the painting. I love roast veggies too, I made a big tray last night for dinner and will eat the leftovers like a salad for lunch. It's fun to see you do the same.

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  17. That notions bag is so darn cute and clever - very fun fabrics!!! Love your header quilt and the weekly blocks from Barbara Brackman are looking so nice!!

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  18. What a great gift! We have a viewmaster and the slides(??) that belonged to my Grandmother. I spent many visits enthralled by the Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd ones that she had, they were all 3 D and I was fascinated by how they were made that way as a 4 year old. Even now I think they are marvellous. I love the art of Coco's world!!

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  19. What a great gift! We have a viewmaster and the slides(??) that belonged to my Grandmother. I spent many visits enthralled by the Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd ones that she had, they were all 3 D and I was fascinated by how they were made that way as a 4 year old. Even now I think they are marvellous. I love the art of Coco's world!!

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  20. What a perfect bag! I just love all of the different fabrics. Coco is so cute, I bet she had a blast on the farm (she really should come and visit me sometime!). Great idea on the veggies - we will have to give that a try - hubby just brought in a load of stuff from the garden.

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  21. Fab mix of fabrics in that bag! The viewmaster is one of my faves. Your Wyeth observation is simply hilarious!!!

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  22. What a wonderful gift! Pinkadot certainly used some wonderful fabrics for your busy bag! Thanks for the summertime recipe!

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  23. Love everything Pinkadot makes - she is so talented, and seems like such a genuinely nice person! Your star blocks are great, and roasted veggies are the best food ever!

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  24. Coco's world is hysterical. And that little bag, I would have cried too. Its perfect.

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